During the month of April our downtown merchants invite you to shop our Wacky Wednesday special sales and offerings available at our numerous locally owned merchants. Participating merchants include Earth's Art, Opal Gypsy, Celtic Connection, Antiques Attic, Destination Booksellers, Pearls on Pearl, Regalo Gifts, Third Street Market, Muscle Monkey Grill, Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, Colokial, Expressions of the World & Other Downtown Merchants. Look for signs in the windows of downtown merchants.
"Mad as a Hatter" Exhibit - April 12th - May 17th
The Arts Council of Southern Indiana presents an exhibition at the Pat Harrison Arts Center featuring the work of Regional Sculptors, milliners, jewelers and boutiques “Mad as a Hatter”. The graphics and curation of the exhibit are by Jessi Winner, a Purdue University Arts Council intern.
The exhibit is inspired by the Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show whose theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. The Mother’s Day tea and fashion show will be held at the Grand Theatre in New Albany on May 11, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Participating Artists in the exhibit include: Kent Epler, Kay Kane, Roxy Lentz, Julia Comer, Dress & Dwell, Britni Knable, Cheryl Ulrich Barnett, Heather Rapp and Wini Harrison.
Art & Craft Supplies Free Store - April 19th
In conjunction with the New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show, the Carnegie Center will host an Art & Craft Supplies Free Store on Saturday, April 19, 12:00-4:00 pm.
We invite the public to bring in any art & craft supplies that they do not need and trade them for other supplies that they want. Supplies can be dropped off at the Carnegie Center April 15-18, 10:00 am-5:30 pm or brought in the day of the event on April 19.
Any supplies that are left at the end of the event will be collected by the NA-FC students for use in their school art projects.
History of the 81st Indiana Infantry: Hard Ball Politics
The Floyd County Historical Society will have their April meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Mr. Vic Pfau will present the program entitled: "History of the 81st Indiana Infantry: Hard Ball Politics." The meeting is free and open to the public.
42nd Annual NAFC Schools Art Show and Competition
April 12-26, 2014 Awards Presentation Thursday April 24, 6:30-8:00 pm, New Albany High School, 1020 Vincennes St. Exhibit Open at Carnegie Center Prior to Awards Presentation (until 6:00 pm)
The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is proud to announce the opening of the 42nd annual New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition. The exhibit includes work from grades 5-12 and will be on display April 12-26, 2014. All grades will exhibit their art work at the Carnegie Center during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:30 pm).
There will be a reception and an awards presentation for all the wonderful young artists in the exhibit and those who support and encourage them on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The reception will be from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Carnegie Center for the public to view the work before the awards ceremony, which will begin at 6:30 pm in the New Albany High School auditorium at 1020 Vincennes Street. Please enter the high school at door #2 for the awards presentations. These events are free and the public is invited to attend. The Carnegie Center will remain open until 6:00 pm for those who would like view the artwork, prior to the awards ceremony. There will also be a senior showcase of art in the lobby at New Albany High School from 6:00 pm to 6:25 pm, prior to the awards ceremony.
How do you feel about Creative Crosswalks?
Creative Crosswalks are designed to enhance the pedestrian experience, provide more definition to Historic Downtown districts and encourage the public art experience for residents and visitors. Place your vote now and tell us how you feel about Creative Crosswalks in Historic Downtown New Albany. Pictured - Indy Cultural Trail Creative Crosswalk.
Drinking With the Dead is a haunted history tour of downtown New Albany's finer drinking establishments where you will hear not only the history of what was once Indiana's largest, most powerful city, but also of the hauntings and gruesome events that occurred along our stroll and in the places we will visit.
This event is for adults 21 and over only. The tour will take about 3 hours, give or take, depending on how much fun YOU ALL are having, and will be held rain or shine. Come prepared for the weather and the walk. Tickets are $15 per person, and can be purchased in advance.
Back Home Again: Stories from Indiana Authors - Apr 27th
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parlor Stories offers seven stories from famous Indiana authors on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 pm.
Parlor Stories of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main St. in New Albany, IN, presents “Back Home Again: Stories from Indiana Authors” on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 pm. The Hoosier State has produced a lot of great authors throughout the years. This month Parlor Stories is focusing on stories by and about Indiana. Gene Stratton-Porter tells us what it’s like for a poor girl growing up near the Limberlost swamp at the turn of the century. Famous war correspondent, Ernie Pyle, shares stories of his Indiana childhood. Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, shares a story of her 4th grade teacher. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. gives us an autobiographical story about true love. Michael Martone tells us about James Dean through the eyes of his high school drama teacher. Jean Shepherd takes us on a family vacation at Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss.
Spend an afternoon listening to local actors, such as Sheila Pyle, Jason and Hannegan Roseberry, and Annette McCulloch, weave tales of Indiana. The show starts at 2:30 pm and there is an intermission with refreshments. No tickets are required, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information you may contact the office at 812-944-0413.
Friends of the Greenway Turf Party - May 1st
On Thursday, May 1, Derby excitement comes to Jeffersonville, courtesy of Friends of the Ohio River Greenway’s Turf Party on the Greenway. One of the Metro’s innovative and popular bands — Cabin — will supply the tunes. Join us at Big 4 Burgers on Spring Street in Jeffersonville. A tax-deductible $20 donation gives you access to all the fun and supports the Greenway in New Albany and Jeffersonville!
Spring Brunch at the Padgett Museum - May 4th
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the Floyd County Historical Society Auxiliary will be hosting their Annual Spring Brunch at the Padgett Museum at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for children and catering will be provided by Patticakes. No reservations are necessary. In addition to the brunch, visitors may also tour the Padgett Museum and learn the early history of New Albany and Floyd County. This event is open to the public.
Night Out New Albany - May 9th
Join "Night Out New Albany" on Friday, May 9 from 5 - 8 pm.
Night Out New Albany is a night for local retailers, restaurants, galleries and shops to showcase their businesses. Night Out New Albany is a night for local customers as well as tourists to enjoy an evening of art, entertainment, food, drink and shopping.
This event will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month (with the exception of October). Note: If your business would like to participate in the Night Out New Albany Events, please email email@example.com
Grab your friends and family - plan to shop, dine and stay with us in Downtown New Albany!
9th Annual Pet Fair at NAFC Public Library - May 10th!
The Public Library celebrates our pets with the 9th Annual Pet Fair. Find information on pet health, rescue, adoption, and services.
There will be a pet costume parade beginning at 2:30 pm, followed by a pet trick contest at 3:00 pm. Please sign up for either event prior to the parade. Judges will pick the best participants and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed pet and the most unique pet trick.
Free and open to the public. Pets must be on leashes.Located in the Scribner Drive parking lot. Join us for live music, snacks, crafts, and fun for the whole family!
Contact Reference Services, (812) 949-3523, for more information.
Opening Day at the Downtown Farmers' Market - May 10th
The downtown Farmers' Market at the corner of Bank Street and Market Street will open for the season on May 10th. The New Albany Farmers Market features vendors that have locally grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods as well as crafts (soaps, candles, etc), local artists, and not for profit organizations. Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region (from Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Ohio, etc).